If a hero’s health track reaches the skull icon (or “0”) on their player board, they are dead. Remove the hero’s piece, shield pieces, and/or familiar pieces from the playmat.
Shuffle all of the dead hero's Item and Poison cards back into their respective decks (if they have any). Return any monsters the hero had killed to the Monster Pool. Return all of the hero’s gold coins to the Treasury. The hero retains any unused Spell cards.
The hero automatically returns to life in the Setup Phase of the next room with half their health (rounded down) restored.
Advanced Rules: When a hero dies, they are out of the game. The heroes that remain alive may resurrect the dead hero (for example, by visiting Althea the Healer). The dead hero also retains their Item cards and Spell cards.